Task Force Will Meet Sept. 8 and Oct. 18
The Rural Broadband Task Force will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege in the Board Room on the lower level and Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. CT also at Varner Hall. The agenda and meeting materials for the Sept. 8 meeting will be available soon. Written comments may be submitted via the task force website or e-mailed to email@example.com. Written comments will be posted on the Rural Broadband Task Force website.
New Broadband Resources Available
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of broadband. Several new resources can help communities and regions address broadband availability, including:
- The NITC Community Council’s series of broadband case studies
- County broadband fact sheets developed by the Nebraska Library Commission and the NITC Community Council
- The NITC Community Council’s Six Steps to Better Broadband
- The updated Nebraska Broadband Map
Why Is Rural Broadband Important to Communities and Nebraska’s Economy?
Rural broadband availability and adoption are associated with:
- Attraction and retention of millennials
- Greater economic growth
- Attraction of new firms
- Higher household incomes
- Small business growth
Check out our broadband infographic (PDF) to learn more about rural broadband in Nebraska.